Top Ten 2023: Shootings claim lives in & around county

Acts of gun violence shook the community on several occasions in 2023, as shootings claimed the lives of four in and around Addison County. 

Letter to the editor: Trial as adult was poor choice

I would like to thank the Rev. Abigail Diehl-Noble and Anya Schwartz for the insight, empathy and eloquence of their letters regarding the tragic shooting of Madden Gouveia that took place in Bristol several weeks ago.

Teen charged and released in fatal Bristol shooting

A 14-year-old Burlington youth was released into the custody of his family on Wednesday after pleading innocent to charges that he had shot and killed a 14-year-old Shelburne youth in Bristol on Monday.

Police affidavit points to accidental gunshot in Bristol killing

A 14-year-old Burlington youth pleaded innocent to charges of second degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the case of a shooting in Bristol Monday evening.

Suspect caught in Monday evening shooting in Bristol

Police say a 14-year-old Burlington boy shot and killed another 14-year-old boy from Shelburne in a car outside a North Street home in Bristol on Monday evening.

Tradition of gun raffles continues at the fair

Though firearms are not physically allowed into the fair, during Field Days last week groups were allowed to hold gun raffles open to everyone in attendance.

Middlebury gunfire suspect faces charges

A Middlebury man is being held on $1,000 bail — as well as under a mental health warrant by Rutland Mental Health — following a gun shooting incident this past Friday, that closed several streets around the Seymour Street railroad overpass for more than s … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Minors and guns a lethal combo

In response to the June 8 article about the minors who illegally shot and killed a mother bear: Why do children have guns?

Letter to the editor: We must have courage to address gun problem

What keeps me awake at night? The fact that we live in a country in which no child is safe from gun violence at school.

Letter to the editor: Guns & our culture are a risky blend

When I was twelve, my father gave me a shotgun to shoot at quail. I was told they were sporting and a good source of food.

Safe storage for firearms offered

Vermonters who need to remove firearms from their homes now have access to a renewed program that provides safe storage at sites statewide, the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office announced last week.

VSP to offer gun violence defense workshop

Learn actions to take to protect yourself and family members if you’re ever confronted with an active shooter or violent threat situation.

Letter to the editor: Gun law protests could include school boycotting

Last week on CNN the parents of one of the children gunned down at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas were interviewed about the impact of their loss.

Letter to the editor: Half-mast until a ban is passed

Driving today past the Mt. Abraham High School flag, flying at half-mast, I was reminded of the mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill., on July 4th.

Letter to the editor: No Roe, but weapons still readily available

Irony rules the day when the Supreme Court reverses its own ruling on abortion rights and many women, depending on which state they live in, will lose their personal freedom to decide their wishes, and possible punishment, if they go out of state for an a … (read more)